Latest Arizona Courses Stories
Two distinctly different Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw golf course designs make Talking Stick Golf Club a required stop in Scottsdale, Ariz.
When The Phoenician was built in the mid-1980s, the Phoenix resort was a place to behold, though the 27 holes of golf were somewhat pedestrian. The Phoenician eventually lost its luster as a resort and the unmemorable golf was further buried by growing number of other playing options. In 2016, though, The Phoenician began its resurgence.
Since a renovation in 2008, Papago Golf Course has been on a path to become the best municipal course in Arizona — if it’s not already. The east Phoenix course, originally opened in 1963 and designed by William P. “Billy” Bell, seeks to recapture the attention of both the U.S. Golf Association and Pac-12 Conference, having hosted the 1971 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 1979 Pac-12 Men’s Championship. What has remained throughout at Papago are the incredible — and sometimes distracting — views of the Papago Buttes and Camelback Mountain at about every turn around the course.
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